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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wittingly, knowingly(adverb)

    with full knowledge and deliberation

    "he wittingly deleted the references"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. knowingly(adverb)ˈnoʊ ɪŋ

    deliberately, with the knowledge that sth is wrong

    He knowingly lied to the police.

  2. knowinglyˈnoʊ ɪŋ

    in a way that shows you understand or know sth

    He laughed knowingly.


  1. knowingly(Adverb)

    In the manner of one who knows.

    She smiled knowingly, but kept the secret.

  2. knowingly(Adverb)

    With knowledge of all relevant facts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knowingly(adverb)

    with knowledge; in a knowing manner; intelligently; consciously; deliberately; as, he would not knowingly offend

  2. Knowingly(adverb)

    by experience


  1. Knowingly

    In law knowledge is one of the degrees of mens rea that constitute part of a crime. For example, in English law, the offence of knowingly being a passenger in a vehicle taken without consent requires that the procecution prove, not only that the defendant was a passenger in a vehicle and that it was taken by the driver without consent, the prosecution must also prove that the defendant knew that it was taken without consent. Under the principle of ignorantia juris non excusat, ignorance of or mistake about the law is no defence. The mens rea of knowledge refers to knowledge about certain facts. It is "a positive belief that a state of affairs exists." Knowledge can be actual, constructive, or imputed.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in a knowing manner

She smiled knowingly.

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